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On Experience[edit]

'Experience' is a subject of philosophy,and we all learn everything solely by experience (including the experience of reading). Without the experience we have difficulty expressing the thought or act, and this is self-evident in invention where the new takes time to create and distribute, but the old is well known and taught. This has an implication that the more unique things you experience and the more meaningful things you experience (such as experiencing a philosophy book instead of watching Star Trek or Dr. Who--they give false answers for the world no matter how entertaining, so your experience just added false answers to your personality) you gain a better understanding of the world. You project everything you experienced, and this is called projection, and we cannot help ourselves in this, but with wisdom we can control our answers, and the projection of your experiences and resulting knowledge is always there no matter how subtle.

O rly? - 06:26, 9 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Experts on the subject[edit]

There are several experts currently in study today, but most notable are Dr. Hank Brumer of the anthropological research foundation in Southern Sudan, and Joseph Danielson who is the current head of the psychological profiling committee in general population studies.

Experience background[edit]

This page needs a lot of work, especially in the history of philosophy, German philosophy in particular (i.e. Erfahrung) with a discussion that goes back to Kant at least.Brosi 22:23, 21 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is a very sophisticated page in the German part on Erfahrung, but how to link it is beyond me.Brosi 22:34, 21 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quotes section[edit]

Those quotes are all anti-experience. They're not even mainstream points of view--what's with that? I almost think they should be deleted, but at the very least, they should be balanced with something pro-experience. - 06:25, 9 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Don't forget occupational experience, something which is required in order to be hired, regardless of whether a person has enough inborn skill to make up for it. :( —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:45, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Internal/External distinction[edit]

There doesn't seem to be any clear explanation of the distinction between internal and external experiences. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Randomfreename (talkcontribs) 01:58, 16 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


From Talk:Epigenetics ...

Epigenetics Offers New Clues to Mental Illness "Experience may contribute to mental illness in a surprising way: by causing "epigenetic" changes—ones that turn genes on or off without altering the genes themselves" Scientific American November 30, 2011 by Eric J. Nestler; excerpt ...

Studies in mice demonstrate a role for long-lasting epigenetic modifications in such disorders as addiction and depression. Epigenetic changes can also affect maternal behaviors in ways that reproduce the same behaviors in their offspring, even though the changes are not passed down through the germline. (talk) 07:01, 30 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is in print but not entirely available on-line for free. When and if will it be? (talk) 01:56, 4 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is a podcast ... (talk) 16:24, 6 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Internally experiencing robots or humans with digital or biological limbic system, dopaminergic pathways or digital driving reward etc[edit]

make page: Imperience: internal experiencing (ενδοβιωματικότητα) of a thinking machine and/or a thinker[edit]

If the company creates the page, do that for differentiation: Imperience (company), Imperience (psychology).

experience from ex (“out”) + peritus (“experienced, expert”)

"Internally experiencing" robots are makeable and will be made. Patrick Winston.

imperience in- becomes im- when followed by "p"

  • imperience: internal experiencing
  • imperienced: an internal experiencing thinker or thinking machine


If I say "an object experiences a net non zer force" what does "experiences" mean? (talk) 13:49, 24 April 2022 (UTC). .Process philosophy today, is beginning to lead in the meanings of words and concepts.Arnbiology (talk) 22:22, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]